Facebook has found a place to park its $40bn+ cash reserves and everyone thinks its about crypto…
38 minutes ago, hackernoon

Facebook has Found a place to Park its $40bn+ Cash Reserves and Everyone Thinks its about Crypto 🤦‍♂️Well well well,what have we got here? 🤔 Facebook just announced Libra or as NPR’s Planet Money calls it ‘Facebucks’. But what is this ‘cryptocurrency’ that the who-is-who of Silicon Valley unicorns 🦄 have signed up to support? Spoiler alert… it’s not a blockchain:There is no concept of a block of transactions in the ledger history — Libra’s technical paper.But who cares whether it’s technically a...

Tech Podcasts to Listen to This Week
1 hour ago, hackernoon

Also: You can Now Play / Follow the Hacker Noon Podcast on Spotify:These episodes of the Hacker Noon podcast would not be possible without DigitalOcean. Thank you for supporting tech interviews! Free $50 credit at https://do.co/hackernoonEvent Horizon: Hacker Noon 2.0 with David Smooke, Dane Lyons, and Austin PocusA special episode recently recorded in London, England: Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke in conversation with Hacker Noon’s CPO Dane Lyons, and Full Stack Developer, Austin Pocus. They dis...

Blockchain Search: How Google Is Changing the Blockchain Game
1 hour ago, hackernoon

Google became popular by taking a nebulous, disorganized, and opaque landscape (the internet) and making it easily searchable. Now, the tech giant wants to do the same thing for a similarly novel technological advancement: the blockchain.Earlier this year, Google announced its deployment of a suite of open source tools for developers to better understand the blockchain as it relates to cryptocurrency. As part of the BigQuery Public Datasets program, Google had previously released public datasets...

Netflix vs Apple: What Happened? And How Google Play Could Capitalize
2 hours ago, hackernoon

Netflix vs Apple:What Happened? And How Google Play Could CapitalizeNetflix has been Apple’s favorite for years and has made good money off of this relationship. However, since the beginning of this year, their relationship has taken a turn and now resembles a cold war. Netflix lost its place in the App Store’s list of featured apps and rank in their Top Grossing list as well. Apple didn’t fare well either, losing millions of dollars in commissions. Who won the battle? Let’s sort it out below.Ba...

Who’s the Best Seed Investor on the Planet?
2 hours ago, hackernoon

We are raising our first round of external investment into our business which means we are talking to an awesome number of people and getting feedback on our product, roadmap, prototype, and pitch decks. It has been an incredible experience, connecting with some of the smartest people in the world, and having the pleasure to see glimpses of the futures they imagine and how our product fits into it. Even with that being true, I‘d really appreciate your help.What I haven’t done, is lean on my netw...

Can You Resist Slack?
2 hours ago, hackernoon

Just like video game publishers, consumer software companies have understood that the commercial interest is no longer necessarily the number of users in absolute terms, but the amount of time users spend to use their products. Sucking up time spent by a user has become a determining factor, at a time when mobile games were already holding players’ attention with the most advanced captivation ‘triggers’, sometimes driving them crazy.Animation by manghoti on GfycatAnd if that attention manipulati...

Why is Bitcoin moving up in price?
2 hours ago, hackernoon

body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}@dannylmasters https://t.co/vZSfckdabw He gets it now. Why? He gets it now because he finally has an Enterprise Product acting as a foil to juxtapose Bitcoin's Feature Attribute Benefit set against. 🤣🤣🤣 The unbanked never asked for crypto. They asked for a wallet instead of a wheelbarrow. — @attractfundingfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offs...

The future of cities is open-source mobility
3 hours ago, hackernoon

A new public-private foundation will seed innovative ideas, better transportation, and open-source technologies.Will the micro-mobility market boom or bust? While it’s still a very polarizing topic, it looks like the market is still expanding and evolving, here in the United States, around Europe, and in many other areas around the world. In the US in particular, the efforts around mobility are multiplying to create new market opportunities, empower the technology behind the micro-mobility movem...

As the Western World Gets Nervous About Facebook Libra, Why Are We Arrogantly Assuming We’re the…
3 hours ago, hackernoon

As the Western World Gets Nervous About Facebook Libra, Why Are We Arrogantly Assuming We’re the Target Market?Since the social media giant’s announcement that its rumored new digital currency was a reality, the internet has exploded with predictions of doom and gloomImage source: ShutterstockLike everyone else with more than a passing interest in the tech space, I’ve been following the news about Facebook Libra with curiosity.Since the social media giant’s announcement that its rumored new digi...

What are the Pros and Cons of Renting Machine and Gadgets?
3 hours ago, hackernoon

Image Source- Google.comWhen it comes to getting essential household appliances, you have two distinct options. You can either buy them or rent them. Most modern consumers aren’t even aware that there’s an alternative to outright purchase. People who are aware hesitate to rent because they don’t know much about the process. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of renting a fridge, Gadgets or washing machine so you can make an informed decision on the matter.What Are The Advantages of Re...

Ethereum just got easier to develop on
5 hours ago, hackernoon

Starting out as a group of blockchain developers, around before the Ethereum genesis block, we’ve amassed hundreds of the foremost experts in every blockchain sub-discipline. As a result, these engineers have gone on to work at ConsenSys and gather extensive knowledge of what it takes to be successful in the blockchain ecosystem. These developers have created some of the fundamental infrastructure and tools for the Ethereum ecosystem, including Truffle, Infura, MetaMask, Alethio, PegaSys, Mythx,...

This is Why Bitcoin is Going Up
5 hours ago, hackernoon

A finite supply, the halvening, institutional investors, and a coin that rhymes with “Reba”.Bitcoin (BTC) has a finite supply. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin in existence. This is a key factor in the value of Bitcoin and is crucial to understanding why Bitcoin is rising in value today.I’m not a prophet, I don’t own any magical crystal balls, I don’t even own any magic 8 balls — I don’t claim to know every factor that contributed to the price of BTC going up.I do know, however, that a...

Why Bitcoin is Going Up?
5 hours ago, hackernoon

This is Why Bitcoin is Going UpA finite supply, the halvening, institutional investors, and a coin that rhymes with “Reba”.Bitcoin (BTC) has a finite supply. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin in existence. This is a key factor in the value of Bitcoin and is crucial to understanding why Bitcoin is rising in value today.I’m not a prophet, I don’t own any magical crystal balls, I don’t even own any magic 8 balls — I don’t claim to know every factor that contributed to the price of BTC goin...

Founders, Entrepreneurs: Y U NO Learn Code?
7 hours ago, hackernoon

If you own a business, or dream of one day owning your own business, it’s crucial that you know the basic coding languages of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. What’s the worst that will happen if you don’t?Here are 5 ways business owners waste money not knowing how to code:1. You have to rely on your developer for everything“Hey Tom, can I see the text in Red?” “Yellow?” “Green?” “Honey Bear Blue?” If you knew just a little bit of code you might be able to make some basic updates with HTML or CSS (it’...

A Simple Framework for Evaluating (Security Assumptions of) Consensus Algorithms
7 hours ago, hackernoon

What we talk about when we talk about consensus algorithmsContinue reading on Hacker Noon »...

AI: A Promising Progression for Renewable Energy Sector
7 hours ago, hackernoon

AI : A Promising Progression for Renewable Energy SectorWhile it is almost impossible to tell by when, it is for sure that fossil fuels will stop fulfilling our energy needs. The most reliable alternative to this is “renewable energy”, however, even with huge progress, we still have to face some daunting challenges.Amongst all the renewable sources, solar and wind energy are the leading ones. But climate change is making them unpredictable. With major industry players continually trying to cater...

Practical AWS — Hosting a personal blog the hard way, then the easy way
7 hours ago, hackernoon

Practical AWS — Hosting a personal blog the hard way, then the easy wayhttps://medium.com/media/eb3c51f4bcd51ea479cd408bed90b379/hrefChris Hickman describes to his co-hosts, Jon Christensen and Rich Staats, how he set up his personal blog using Ghost.Some of the highlights of the show include:Why Ghost over WordPress? Wanting to do things the hard way, while having complete control and ownership of blogChoosing this option involved more DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) workPersonal ...

Everything you need to know about TensorFlow 2.0
8 hours ago, hackernoon

Keras-APIs, SavedModels, TensorBoard, Keras-Tuner and more.On June 26 of 2019, I will be giving a TensorFlow (TF) 2.0 workshop at the PAPIs.io LATAM conference in São Paulo. Aside from the happiness of being representing Daitan as the workshop host, I am very happy to talk about TF 2.0.The idea of the workshop is to highlight what has changed from the previous 1.x version of TF. In this text, you can follow along with the main topics we are going to discuss. And of course, have a look at the Col...

Kanban/Flow — The Scrum Master’s Not-So-Secret Weapon
8 hours ago, hackernoon

Kanban/Flow — The Scrum Master’s Not-So-Secret WeaponBy: Yuval Yeret, Professional Scrum Trainer, Scrum.orgWe’ve all seen it. The Scrum Team that goes through the motions, implements all the mechanics of Scrum, and still when we look at what’s going on it doesn’t feel right. Steve Porter fondly named it Believably Bad Scrum. I call it Scrum Theater. Barry and Christian call it Zombie Scrum. There are many names for this because every experienced Scrum practitioner has seen it way too often.If yo...

Tales From the Deep Web: Hiring In the Hacker Underground
9 hours ago, hackernoon

If you’re reading HackerNoon, you’re probably pretty tech-savvy, and the chances are pretty good that if you don’t work in a tech sector, you’ve at least looked into it and tried to gain employment. Maybe you went to college and got a CS Degree, maybe you don’t have a degree. If you don’t have a degree, you’ve probably read countless articles outlining how to put passion projects up on GitHub, how to build and build and build until you have a nice portfolio, or to try getting exposure by startin...

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